Victory For Headley: Kentuckians Colors Triumph in Fifth Race at Cicero.; Good Spring Weather Attracts Large Crowd to West Side Track--Kai-Finn Finally Wins., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-18


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VICTORY FOR HEADLEY • ■ Kentuckians Colors Triumph in, Fifth Race at Cicero. ♦ Good Spring Weather Attracts Large Crowd to West Side Track — Kai-Finn Finally Wins. — — ♦ CICERO, 111., May 17.— The stable of Hal Price Headley, popular Kentucky sportsman who is racing a good band at Sportsmans Park and has been eminently successful, scored with his speedy filly, Babee, in the fifth race at the West Side course today. Under clever rating, the Supremus filly was held back of the early pace, and Critchfield was waiting while holding her under strong restraint. Entering the second turn he made his move and, easily passing Red Vamp, the Headley colorbearer came on to an easy victory of three lengths. Red Vamp, after setting the early pace, raced gamely after being headed and lasted for second place. Victorium was the one to ~~ finish gamely and get up in time to receive the minor portion of the purse. A last minute plunge in the wagering on Bea M. showed, and this filly might have given a better account had she not raced the entire distance with a starters strap hanging to her bridle, and this, no doubt, impeded her progress. Sunny Sideup, well regarded in the wagering, had bad luck in finding sufficient racing room, and once clear at the head of the stretch, finished well under hard urging. Polyphote, the favorite in the race, tired badly after racing back of the early leader for half a mile and, although hard ridden, failed to share in the purse. The beautiful spring weather attracted a large crowd to the West Side course, and the spirited finishes were enjoyed by a vast throng. The track was in a much improved condition and was just a trifle dull but should be fast for tomorrows racing. OPENER TO GALE WAY. The opener, a dash of four and one-half furlongs, for juvenile non-winners, went to G. Osborns Gale Way. Under a good ride by D. E. Froggatte, the Monks Way colt raced into an early lead and, v/ell rated while making the pace, managed to last better than his last time out and, although hard ridden at the end, earned the decision. Light Up came with a rush in the stretch to garner the place award. The well backed Mortide had a rough journey, being shuffled back shortly after the start and raced wide on the last turn. Red Riot showed a game performance, after unseating her rider and cantering off a quarter of a mile while on the way to the post. Kai-Finn, after several efforts, managed to find a field that he could defeat when _ he was declared winner of the second race. Arcaro managed to keep the Miss A. Doris colorbearer in front after racing Nick D. into defeat at the head of the stretch, and • lasted to get the decision. Sad Knight came with a rush on the second turn, but he made his move too late and got up for the place award. Nick D. was the one to flatter his followers when he raced into a comfortable lead to the stretch, where he tired badly, and did not share in the purse. Jaz Age, which had extensive support in the wagering, ran an even race and does not appear to be up to a winning effort. TOO MUCH TALK BY NOSE. A stirring finish came out of the running of the third race when Too Much Talk, racing for W. Hodges, managed to get up for a nose decision. The Hodges racer was the one to show in front first time around and, racing slightly wide on the second turn, relinquished the lead to Verda, which raced closer to the rail. Entering the head of the stretch Too Much Talk, which was racing on the inside of Verda, raced wide and carried the latter out with him, and when both horses were straightened out for the short run to the finish, Too Much Talk proved to be the gamer and received the decision. Verda took second place ana Ever Faithful, which came from a long way back, managed to get up for . the minor award. Harum Scarum was the disappointment in the race, ■ showing no speed at any stage of the race. Blameless, racing in the colors of Mrs. R. Continued on twenty-second page.. ] I f € c i i j i I . . VICTORY FOR HEADLEY Continued from first page. Sullivan, lasted for a lucky victory in the fourth race. Cleverly raced back of the early pace, the Sullivan mare moved into command on the second turn, when Tenny-wood gave way and, holding on to her narrow margin, barely lasted to get the decision when Tryandagain came with a last-minute rush. Tryandagain was probably best in the race, but Arcaro could not find racing room, being blocked on the rail at both turns and coming to the outside at the head of the stretch made a game effort, but the run was too short to the finish for her to get up in time. Tennywood tired badly after leading for a short distance, but managed to last for the minor award. The well-backed Zode quit to a walk after racing with the leaders half way down the stretch.

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